Bemidji man seriously injured in Emmaville ATV crash

A Bemidji man was seriously injured in an ATV crash in Hubbard County Sunday.

According to a release from Sheriff Cory Aukes, deputies responded to County Road 4, north of Emmaville, on a report of an ATV accident with injuries.

Thirty-one-year-old Taylor Sells was identified as the driver, who was found severely injured and laying in the ditch. Sells’ injuries to the face were reportedly extensive, as the investigation found that Sells was operating a Polaris ATV at high speed when he collided with a driveway approach and was then airborne.

Sells’ face then struck the machine and he was thrown from the ATV.

According to Aukes, Sells was not wearing a helmet. He was airlifted from the crash scene to the Fargo Hospital.

The Hubbard County Sheriff’s office will continue to investigate the incident.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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